Electricity output by primary energy source
AGL's FY20 total electricity output was generally consistent with FY19. Reduced generation from AGL Loy Yang (brown coal) was more than offset by increased generation from the Liddell and Bayswater power stations (black coal). Natural gas generation included the new Barker Inlet Power Station and the Kwinana Swift Power Station for the portion of the year where AGL operated them. Wind generation increased during FY20 due to the full operation of the Silverton Wind Farm and partial completion of the Coopers Gap Wind Farm. Decreased irrigation flows led to decreased hydro generation relative to FY19. Generation from landfill gas, biomass and biogas was zero in FY20 as the portfolio of landfill gas, biomass and biogas generation assets formerly known as the National Assets was sold during FY19.
Data relates to the sent-out electricity generation from assets over which AGL has operational control regardless of who owns the asset. Assets where AGL controls or has rights to the electricity output only are not included.
In addition to the electricity output shown, in FY20, AGL produced 127 TJ of heat energy (as steam) from AGL's operated natural gas cogeneration facilities (FY19: 167 TJ). This comprised of steam produced at AGL Torrens and sold to Air Liquide. The figure decreased from FY19 after the sale of the Coopers Cogeneration facility in FY19.
Output is rounded to the nearest GWh.